9 days in France Itinerary

9 days in France Itinerary

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9 days in France Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
+2
subway + bus + Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Nice
— 1 night
2
Montpellier
— 1 night
3
Marseille
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Bayeux
— 1 night
5
Paris
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + bus + subway:  12​h 15​min
End: Washington DC

1
night
Nice

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere du Chateau, then wander the streets of Vieille Ville, and finally don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais. On the 19th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Place Massena, then admire the masterpieces at Palais Lascaris, and then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Nice trip planner.

Washington DC, USA to Nice is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of subway, bus, flight, and train. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Nice is 6 hours. When traveling from Washington DC in June, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Nice: temperatures range from 76°F by day to 66°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can go by car to Montpellier.

Things to do in Nice

Tours Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
Colline du Chateau overlook ©
Colline du Chateau overlook

1
night
Montpellier

Montpellier
"Montpellier is a modern, compact, and fast-growing city about 10 km (6 mi) inland from the Mediterranean coast with an active, youthful vibe.
For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Montpellier trip builder app .

You can drive from Nice to Montpellier in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In June in Montpellier, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 63°F at night. On the 20th (Thu), you're off toMarseille.

Things to do in Montpellier

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Marseille

Marseille ©
The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): make a trip to Randonnees theatrales Marcel Pagnol Cie Dans la cour des Grands, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, and then make a trip to Vieux Port.

To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Marseille travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Montpellier to Marseille in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in Marseille, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 63°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Bayeux.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites
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Bayeux

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): examine the collection at Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at American Cemetery & Memorial.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Bayeux trip itinerary planner .

Do a combination of flight and train from Marseille to Bayeux in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In June, Bayeux is slightly colder than Marseille - with highs of 69°F and lows of 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

American Cemetery & Memorial
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American Cemetery & Memorial ©
American Cemetery & Memorial
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux ©
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux
 Bayeux War Cemetery ©
Bayeux War Cemetery

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nights
Paris

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Louvre Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Champs-Elysees, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and explore and take pictures at Eiffel Tower.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Paris tour builder website .

Getting from Bayeux to Paris by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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